Trump Spends Meeting With Twitter’s Jack Dorsey Whining About His Follower Count

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 5: Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter's transparency and accountability, on Capitol Hill, September ... WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 5: Twitter chief executive officer Jack Dorsey testifies during a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing about Twitter's transparency and accountability, on Capitol Hill, September 5, 2018 in Washington, DC. Earlier in the day, Dorsey faced questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee about how foreign operatives use their platforms in attempts to influence and manipulate public opinion. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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President Donald Trump is completely hung up on his Twitter follower count. And he let the social media giant’s CEO know it.

According to a Washington Post report, Trump spent much of Tuesday’s meeting with Twitter’s Jack Dorsey, among others, complaining that the site was artificially deflating how many followers he has.

Dorsey reportedly tried to soothe the President, telling him that fluctuating follower counts often indicate Twitter’s attempt to purge bots or fake accounts from the site.

Donald Trump Jr. has also trumpeted his fears about “shadow-banning,” a term for social media platforms allegedly suppressing conservative voices. The platforms have insisted on their impartiality in the face of the accusations.

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  1. Here’s hoping Dorsey can do for the Trump 2020 election websites what he did for the twitter and reddits’ websites.

  2. What a snowflake. Is there anything he doesn’t want to inflate?

  3. Avatar for dont dont says:

    Get a fucking life.

  4. Jack Dorsey is a spineless fucking moron

  5. drump complaining to the CEO of Twitter that Twitter is banning bots that follow him… yeah that tracks.

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